School of Arts, Design and Architecture

This year we celebrate School of Arts, Design and Architecture

We have been educating creative professionals for 150 years.

Opiskelijat Milena Rinne ja Hanna-Kaisa Eskelinen loivat Aalto ARTS 150 vuotta -juhlavuoden ilmeen.

Current

Opiskelijat työskentelivät Espoon kaupunkisuunnittelun kanssa ja tekivät työpajan Läkkitorilla Leppävaarassa.
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Espoo relies on service design

The city is looking for solutions to current challenges together with Aalto University’s Department of Design.
Yksityiskohta muodin opiskelija Sofia Ilmosen mallistosta. Ilmonen on vuoden 2021 Hyères-finalisti.
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Three Aalto fashion students again in the Hyères finals

Among the ten finalists are Venla Elonsalo, Sofia Ilmonen and Arttu Åfeldt.

News

Verkkolähetystä varten valmisteltu tila Oppimiskeskuksessa.
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President of the republic to discuss international economy with Aalto students

President Sauli Niinistö visits Aalto University campus as part of the Kultaranta Talks.
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Our un­will­ing­ness to sac­ri­fice com­fort: 3 ta­boos pre­vent­ing sustainable trans­form­a­tion

Why is it so difficult for us to change our current practices for more sustainable ones? Are there any explicit taboos that hinder decision-making? Sustainability Science Days, Finland’s largest event in sustainability science, addresses sustainability challenges, including both taboos and innovative ways of promoting sustainability.
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Experience: Change course for peace and understanding

The Koe: Muutos (Experience: Change) course delved into questions related to design activism, peace processes and creating mutual respect in spring term 2021.
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The SUBURBAN PRIDE project examines the relationship between mental images of suburbs and the built environment

The multidisciplinary project combines history of architecture, sociology, and research in critical cultural heritage and landscape architecture. The purpose of the project, based on research and workshops, is to build a sustainable future for suburbs.

Creativity Unfolded

Aalto University’s blog series Creativity Unfolded focuses on insights linked to creativity in a multitude of ways. Topics include design, technology, media, architecture, film, games, art theory and more. Read and join the conversation.

Read and join
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Meet our people

Post doc tutkija Michael Lettenmeier Kuva: Sanna Lehto

What can you do for the climate?

Within the next ten years, Finns need to cut down more than 75% of our carbon footprint. The change is enormous, and will be based on new lifestyles, says Michael Lettenmeier.

News
Karin Krokfors, kuva: Sanna Lehto

'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.

News
Janne Pärssinen seisoo Mitsubishi Electronicin rakennuksen edessä Japanissa.

Internship in Japan: Working as an Industrial Designer at Mitsubishi Electric

Janne Pärssinen, a master student in Industrial Design, is delighted he had influence on the projects as an intern.

News
Andy Best. Kuva: Sanna Lehto

'Humans are not wired to make sensible choices'

Sculpture lecturer Andy Best talks about technology and the role of art in a world of rising consumption and shrinking public spaces.

News
Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion won the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

News
sebastianschlecht

Building interdisciplinary connections through a new joint position

This September will be a start of building a new connection between disciplines as Sebastian Schlecht takes on the position as the professor of practice in Sound in Virtual Reality.

News

Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Prominent art at Aalto University

Aalto University promotes visibility and impact of art and creativity both in society and at our own campus. Aalto University uses one percent of building costs to fund art.

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Dipoli artworks

Events

Tapahtumabanneri. Kuva vihersävytteisestä kaislikosta. Kuvan päällä tapahtuman tiedot ja kumppaneiden logot.
Other

Climate change - perspectives of hope for the future

The discussion will address, among other things, the mitigation of climate change through technology and the potential for change in the lives of individuals and communities. The event was postponed from Spring 2020 to 2021.
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Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Visual Communication Design, MA Laura Valojärvi

Valojärvi’s doctoral research offers a new way to think about creative resources that will help people to achieve and sustain creative well-being.
NODUS Talks
Online event

NODUS TALKS Food Sovereignty. People's Sovereignty!

Online presentations and panel discussion with Aslihan Oguz & Ruby Van Der Wekken.
Abstract image of rectangular shapes with a LASER Espoo / Helsinki logo in the centre.
Online event

LASER Talks: Adaptation and Space

Under the theme ‘Adaptation and Space’ this LASER Talk at Aalto University will intersect different practices and discourses as heterogeneous but complementary articulations of ‘space’, that address, operate on and contribute, in different ways and capacities, to the transformation of the contemporary environment and its challenges: the social, the infrastructural, the technological, the sensory, the virtual, the built and the unbuilt.
Contact us

Where to find us

School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Sari Dhima

Väre

Otaniementie 14
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Locations
Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo

Undergraduate Centre

Otakaari 1, Espoo.

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Otakaari 7

Otakaari 7

Otakaari 7

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